Fashion Recap of the BMW PGA Championship and Fortinet Championship
Rory’s mysterious knits, jogger and hoodie szn arrives, Adidas layers it on well, Theo is a top style gun(ner), and more. We recap the fashion scene from Wentworth to the Napa Valley.
Rory McIlroy (Nike)
A bit of a back-door Top 10 for Rory this week, but you can’t fool me. I’ve seen this movie before. A European player who can’t find the bottom of the cup suddenly rolls everything in from inside 40 feet at the Ryder Cup. A seven-under 65 means McIlroy is trending in the right direction heading into Marco Simone.
From a fashion standpoint, Rory’s sweater game has been one of the hottest topics this season. Scrolling through the GolfThreads FAQs, the most popular question has centered around Rors’ knitwear. From hoodies and crewnecks to polo sweaters, McIlroy’s jumpers have been the greatest golf fashion mysteries of the year. The fact that no other Nike players are slipping on these pieces and they are not for sale on the Nike website just fuels rumors that these layers are custom-made for Rory.
The Look of the Week actually goes to a non-golfer, Theo Walcott. As an Arsenal supporter, I still have fond memories of a young Theo sprinting past defenders. I don’t care if you call me a homer. Theo’s fit is on point. The tipping on the G/FORE polo gives it a retro feel and the tailored, tabbed waist trousers tell me Theo knows a thing or two about fashion.
Connor Syme (Adidas Golf)
As the days get shorter, we can always count on Adidas to drop some sick layering pieces. Such is the case with the Ultimate365 Tour Primeknit Hoodie. It puts a modern spin on the traditional diamond argyle pattern.
Tommy Fleetwood (Nike)
Nike has absolutely nailed its color palette for late summer/early fall. This Pink Oxford colorway is one of the standouts for the season. The muted hue straddles the line between pink and khaki, making for a more interesting neutral tone than what we have come to expect.
Min Woo Lee (AmazingCRE & Nike)
Nobody rocks the golf rash guard quite like Min Woo Lee. There isn’t a golfer with more vibes than this guy. I can’t help but think he’ll be rockin’ a big-name brand in 2024, although I hope he won’t.
Adrian Meronk (Ping Apparel)
Everything is coming up roses. This rose pink is an absolute winner as we transition from summer to fall. The pastel aspect holds on to those warm summer days, but the dusty hue hits the right notes as the cooler temps and shorter days roll in.
Sang Moon Bae & Masahiro Kawamura
The bigger the better. I struggle to get behind many of the retro ’90s styles. I’ve been there, done that, and worn the t-shirt. I do have time for big wrap-around shades for the ’90s, though. Oakley’s Radar EV Path has, well, been on my radar for a while, but if I had to buy one pair right now it would be the Sutro. Get them with a golf-specific lens and own them.
Billy Horschel & Marcel Siem (Ralph Lauren RLX & FootJoy)
Ralph Lauren calls this dark red Harvard Wine and Billy Horschel and Marcel Siem gave us two different ways to wear it. As the leaves begin to change, this is a must-have color in your fall wardrobe. It is more versatile than you think and can be paired with an array of colors, including white, grey, black, navy, and dark green.
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson & ECCO) & Akshay Bhatia (Greyson & FootJoy)
You can feel it in the air. Hoodie and jogger szn is upon us. If you are down with joggers, let the ankles breathe. These transition periods are the best times to break them out and Greyson’s Montauk Joggers offer a more sophisticated look. Of course, you can’t go wrong pairing them with the soft comfort of the brand’s Koko Hoodies, too.
Sam Ryder (Greyson & FootJoy)
There is no shortage of artistic prints in Greyson’s lineup. My favorite right now is the Water Thistle Polo. This bold botanical print was inspired by Scotland’s national flower, which is said to invite courage, resilience, and good fortune.
Justin Thomas (Greyson & FootJoy)
Another fave from Greyson is the teal green color called Orca. I like to wear these pants with a light pink top for a unique look, but I certainly can’t quibble with JT’s grey or white.